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Stihl MS 181 C-BE 16 in.
Stihl MS 181 C-BE 16 in.

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Stihl
Stihl
Model
MS 181 C-BE 16 in.
MS 181 C-BE 16 in.
Model Code
11392000204
11392000204
Color
Orange / White
Orange / White

Dimensions

Weight
Powerhead - 10.1 lb. (4.6 kg)
Powerhead - 10.1 lb. (4.6 kg)

Engine

Horsepower
2.0 bhp (1.5 kW)
2.0 bhp (1.5 kW)
Displacement
31.8 cc (1.9 cu. in.)
31.8 cc (1.9 cu. in.)
Fuel Type
Gas
Gas
Fuel Tank Capacity
9.5 oz. (280 cc)
9.5 oz. (280 cc)
Oil Capacity
Chain - 6.1 oz. (180 cc)
Chain - 6.1 oz. (180 cc)

Operational

Chain
OILOMATIC® 3 / 8 in. PMM3
OILOMATIC® 3 / 8 in. PMM3
Guide Bars
Length - 16 in. (40 cm) STIHL ROLLOMATIC® E
Length - 16 in. (40 cm) STIHL ROLLOMATIC® E

Other

Miscellaneous
STIHL recommends #3610 (61 PMM3 55) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16 in. 3005 008 3913 STIHL ROLLOMATIC® Ematic™ guide bar combination
STIHL recommends #3610 (61 PMM3 55) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16 in. 3005 008 3913 STIHL ROLLOMATIC® Ematic™ guide bar combination

Features

Common Features

  • STIHL OILOMATIC® SAW CHAIN: STIHL makes its own saw chain.
  • EMATIC™ BAR: Includes a polymer ramp reservoir which holds bar oil until it can be picked up by passing chain. This can reduce oil usage by up to 50%.
  • BUMPER SPIKES: Help prevent pull-in and provide better control, making cutting easier.
  • SPARK ARRESTER MUFFLER: Large baffles which reduce noise level and contain a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
  • STIHL QUICKSTOP® CHAIN BRAKE SYSTEM: Designed to stop the chain in fractions of a second. Can be manually activated or activated by inertia if the kickback force is sufficient.
  • FRONT HAND GUARD: Designed to reduce the risk of injury.
  • FRONT HANDLE: Designed for a secure grip and ergonomically angled for comfort.
  • PROTECTED SPARK PLUG: Protected, yet easy to change.
  • LARGE STARTING HANDLE: Easy to grip.
  • SMOOTH CLEAN DESIGN: No rough edges to snag on clothing or brush.
  • AIR FILTER COVER: Easy to remove for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
  • MASTER CONTROL LEVER™: A single lever operating the choke, starting throttle lock and on-off switch.
  • REAR HAND GUARD: Reduces the risk of injury as well as provides a wide area for foot placement during starting.
  • HIGH-TECH POLYMER HOUSINGS: Lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
  • TRANSLUCENT FUEL TANK: Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work.
  • ANTI-VIBRATION SYSTEM: Helps reduce operator fatigue.
  • ELECTRONIC IGNITION: Provides easier starting and smoother running.
  • REPLACEABLE "IN TANK" FUEL AND OIL FILTERS: Lower cost and are easy to maintain.
  • INBOARD CHAIN BRAKE: Requires less maintenance and makes saw chain sprocket easier to remove.
  • AUTOMATIC BAR AND CHAIN OILER: Lets operator concentrate on cutting, not on bar lubrication.
  • CHAIN CATCHER: Helps reduce the risk of operator contact by a chain if it should break or derail.
  • THROTTLE TRIGGER LOCKOUT: Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
  • *NOTE: STIHL chainsaws have many common features. However, all models may not have all features shown here. Consult your Dealer for details.

Model Features

  • BUILT IN THE USA: A majority of STIHL gasoline-powered units sold in the United States are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.
  • STIHL EASY2START™ (E): The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL products easier. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
  • QUICK CHAIN ADJUSTER (QCA) (B): The Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B) allows the user to adjust the tension of the chain without the use of tools. This allows for easy chain adjustment.
  • INTELLICARB™ COMPENSATING CARBURETOR: The IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor is designed to automatically adjust the air/fuel ratio when the air filter becomes restricted or partially clogged and maintains the engine’s correct RPM. IntelliCarb™ uses air from the clean side of the air filter to control the diaphragm and flow of fuel. As the air filter becomes dirty and less air is available for the carburetor, the IntelliCarb™ system adjusts the fuel flow to compensate for the decrease in air flow. This is in contrast to typical carburetors that utilize this air from the “dirty” side of the air box.

Common Features

  • STIHL OILOMATIC® SAW CHAIN: STIHL makes its own saw chain.
  • EMATIC™ BAR: Includes a polymer ramp reservoir which holds bar oil until it can be picked up by passing chain. This can reduce oil usage by up to 50%.
  • BUMPER SPIKES: Help prevent pull-in and provide better control, making cutting easier.
  • SPARK ARRESTER MUFFLER: Large baffles which reduce noise level and contain a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
  • STIHL QUICKSTOP® CHAIN BRAKE SYSTEM: Designed to stop the chain in fractions of a second. Can be manually activated or activated by inertia if the kickback force is sufficient.
  • FRONT HAND GUARD: Designed to reduce the risk of injury.
  • FRONT HANDLE: Designed for a secure grip and ergonomically angled for comfort.
  • PROTECTED SPARK PLUG: Protected, yet easy to change.
  • LARGE STARTING HANDLE: Easy to grip.
  • SMOOTH CLEAN DESIGN: No rough edges to snag on clothing or brush.
  • AIR FILTER COVER: Easy to remove for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
  • MASTER CONTROL LEVER™: A single lever operating the choke, starting throttle lock and on-off switch.
  • REAR HAND GUARD: Reduces the risk of injury as well as provides a wide area for foot placement during starting.
  • HIGH-TECH POLYMER HOUSINGS: Lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
  • TRANSLUCENT FUEL TANK: Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work.
  • ANTI-VIBRATION SYSTEM: Helps reduce operator fatigue.
  • ELECTRONIC IGNITION: Provides easier starting and smoother running.
  • REPLACEABLE "IN TANK" FUEL AND OIL FILTERS: Lower cost and are easy to maintain.
  • INBOARD CHAIN BRAKE: Requires less maintenance and makes saw chain sprocket easier to remove.
  • AUTOMATIC BAR AND CHAIN OILER: Lets operator concentrate on cutting, not on bar lubrication.
  • CHAIN CATCHER: Helps reduce the risk of operator contact by a chain if it should break or derail.
  • THROTTLE TRIGGER LOCKOUT: Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
  • *NOTE: STIHL chainsaws have many common features. However, all models may not have all features shown here. Consult your Dealer for details.

Model Features

  • BUILT IN THE USA: A majority of STIHL gasoline-powered units sold in the United States are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.
  • STIHL EASY2START™ (E): The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL products easier. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
  • QUICK CHAIN ADJUSTER (QCA) (B): The Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B) allows the user to adjust the tension of the chain without the use of tools. This allows for easy chain adjustment.
  • INTELLICARB™ COMPENSATING CARBURETOR: The IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor is designed to automatically adjust the air/fuel ratio when the air filter becomes restricted or partially clogged and maintains the engine’s correct RPM. IntelliCarb™ uses air from the clean side of the air filter to control the diaphragm and flow of fuel. As the air filter becomes dirty and less air is available for the carburetor, the IntelliCarb™ system adjusts the fuel flow to compensate for the decrease in air flow. This is in contrast to typical carburetors that utilize this air from the “dirty” side of the air box.